Throw overs converted to bolt on - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
Senior VR Member
 
imagineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North East Ohio
Posts: 944
Thanks: 13
Thanked 159 Times in 93 Posts
Throw overs converted to bolt on

Several people have asked me about how I converted the throw over bags to bolt on. Since Im too lazy to take everything off the bike to take pictures, I whipped up a quick CAD model showing how I did it.

I started with an inner panel made from 1/8 thick aluminum, cut to fit the inside shape of the saddle bag. I took my time making this part so it fit the inside of the bag tightly


This rendering shows the relationship of the inner panel to the rest of the parts, including the stock chrome saddle bag support frame.


Here the inner panel is installed inside the saddle bag (you cant see it) and -20 hardware is protruding through. Note, the bolts I used are all flat head and the holes drilled in the inner panel are countersunk so there is nothing sticking out inside the saddle bag.


This shows the spacers I cut out of a cheap polyethylene cutting board. I got lucky and found a $3.00 cutting board that was the same 3/8 thickness of the chrome bag support. Both spacers are sized and located such that they fit tight inside the chrome support frame. These serve to locate the bag on the chrome support as well as providing a surface for the clips to be tightened against. There are two counterbores on the top spacer. These are so I can bolt the spacer to the bag such that it stays attached to the bag when I take the bags off. I did this so there would be fewer loose parts when removing or installing the bags.


This shows the clips used to hold the bag to the chrome support frame. Each clip is made from 1/8 aluminum. The bottom clip is bolted through the bag and inner panel and does not need to be loosened to remove the bag. The top clip does need to be taken off to remove the bags. The location of the top spacer and clip also serve to limit the bags vertical movement.


This is a shot inside the saddle bag, showing the inner panel and hardware.


The last thing I did was cover the aluminum inner panel with adhesive backed speaker box carpet to protect anything bouncing around inside the saddle bags.

The end result is clean and you can barely see any of the spacers, clips or hardware. Ive added a home made aluminum 7/16 wrench to my on-board tool kit should I need to remove the bags when on the road.

'05 C90 Debadged, Naked Jugs, Custom Pipes w/ Street Glide Mufflers, Cobra FI2000, K&N Filter, SLOB Mod, MS Batwing, Hardstreet Slim Bags, Custom Rear Fender w/ VTX Tail Light & Frenched Plate, Trunk, Pass to flash garage door opener, custom made shift & brake levers, tachometer

'85 Honda VF700C Basket Case.

"There are no simple projects"
imagineer is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to imagineer For This Useful Post:
Bull Avard (06-10-2017), daycruiser21 (03-30-2014), FutureE9 (03-20-2012), grunt69 (05-28-2013), Jefduro (04-22-2012), Kyleh1214 (12-12-2012), scorpion46 (10-25-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Senior VR Member
 
wehrd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: IOWA, too far north
Posts: 18,341
Thanks: 38
Thanked 192 Times in 150 Posts
and i think the CAD rendering is MUCH clearer & understandable than the visibility of the actual photos would have been.

thanks.


Hey MODS>>>>> can we do another sticky in the MODS section??


and imagineer...you may want to put that link in your SIGNATURE line
(kinda like Phl0ater did re: his bag mod in his signature line)


wehrd1 is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 10:36 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Jayburdd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dallas
Posts: 884
Thanks: 2
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Nice work, reminds me of the old days sitting on my butt all day with AMADACAM, .

Did I mention I love my Volusia!
Jayburdd is offline  
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 08:06 AM
VR Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 155
Thanks: 9
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Excellent job. That's what I've been looking for. Hope I can get my cuts as smooth as the CAD did.

2004 Volusia - Silver and White
Nekkid Jugs and Love It!!
160(DJ) main, 40 pilot, DJ needle 3rd notch

Jesus Still Loves You!!
speedy_fisher3 is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
Senior VR Member
 
imagineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North East Ohio
Posts: 944
Thanks: 13
Thanked 159 Times in 93 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by speedy_fisher3
Excellent job. That's what I've been looking for. Hope I can get my cuts as smooth as the CAD did.
Table Saw, Chop Saw, Angle Grinder and 6" Vertical Belt Sander...I think I might have used a butter knife too.

'05 C90 Debadged, Naked Jugs, Custom Pipes w/ Street Glide Mufflers, Cobra FI2000, K&N Filter, SLOB Mod, MS Batwing, Hardstreet Slim Bags, Custom Rear Fender w/ VTX Tail Light & Frenched Plate, Trunk, Pass to flash garage door opener, custom made shift & brake levers, tachometer

'85 Honda VF700C Basket Case.

"There are no simple projects"
imagineer is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 10:58 AM
VR Member
 
jrclark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NE PA
Posts: 248
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bookmarked

'03 Volusia
jrclark is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Senior VR Member
 
t-man403's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 9,021
Thanks: 791
Thanked 1,165 Times in 895 Posts
Garage
This should be included in on the "common mods" thread. Or somewhere it doesn't get lost!



"Men are like steel, when they lose their temper, they lose their worth." Chuck Norris
t-man403 is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 11:16 AM
Senior VR Member
 
Valleyrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Valley California
Posts: 310
Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by t-man403 View Post
this should be included in on the "common mods" thread. Or somewhere it doesn't get lost!
+1 sticky!

2007 C50T Boulevard -93K and still kicken!

It's not what you ride, it's all about the freedom!
Valleyrider is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 10:18 PM
VR Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 71
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
anyone wanna make me some of these brackets?
strangedejavu506 is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 10:38 PM
Senior VR Member
 
472viper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So. Dak. Sioux Falls
Posts: 28,859
Thanks: 1,109
Thanked 3,009 Times in 2,187 Posts
Great work, great idea, great drawing.

They have been stickied. Thank you very much.




When I want to read a really good Harley thread, I just turn to VolusiaRiders.com
472viper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome